Liverpool FC released another long, aggressive statement to announce that they would not be appealing Luis Suarez's eight-match ban for using a racial insult against Patrice Evra. They also published a statement from Suarez himself. Neither included an apology for the offense an independent commission found him guilty of and the club so vigorously defended. So, people called for one. And now, Luis Suarez has apologized.
Says Suarez (via The Mirror):
"I never, ever used the word in a derogatory way and if it offends anyone then I want to apologise for that."
There you go. You prod someone to apologize when they clearly think they have nothing to apologize for and that's what you get. He's sorry anyone was offended by his non-derogatory comment.
"I admitted to the commission that I said a word in Spanish once, and only once, and I told the panel members that I will not use it again on a football pitch in England."
Because who doesn't promise not to say non-derogatory words (on a football pitch) (in England) ever again?
So now he's been banned, Liverpool won't appeal and he's sort of apologized. Case closed. Please.
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